Thursday, March 6, 2008

It's Party Time!





Welcome! Welcome! Please do come in. My name is Mommy; at least to my kids, but I am not telling you my real name for privacy's sake. I hope that doesn't sound to rude. But until I get to know you better, I'll keep my identity a secret. :)





Well, first I'll start off by saying that I started this blog as a way to keep out of town family updated with the happenings and going ons with us. But it has turned into such a huge blessing! I have found a few friends, found some old ones, and am just having a great time!


My interests are in my complete profile, but I'll give a little more detail.


I would also like to share that I am trusting in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross as my only means of ever being saved. His sacrifice is good enough and *is* enough to secure a place in heaven for me. There is nothing that I can or can't do, to make his sacrifice more effective.
I am a girly girl; but not prissy. I love girly things, but I still love the outdoors (if it isn't too cold ;-) ) and getting a little dirty. I rode horses when I was a teenager. I still would if I could, but at this season in my life I can't.

In real life I am shy. Probably considered a snob by some people. :) But really am not. ;-) I just don't know when it is the right time to jump in a conversation. I tend to like to listen more; especially in large groups. Now if I am one on one with you, I tend to open up more quickly, and enjoy deep and meaningful conversations. :)


On the Internet; I have no problem with my shyness. ;-)


Well, lets see. Hmmmm. Oh yes! A Giveaway! Yipppiee!! I have two giveaways!



First one: When I began my blog, I began with the basic blogger template. But as I navigated my way around blogsphere, I saw some lovely blogs. Secretly I began to wish I had a pretty unique blog to call my "own" too.


So then, I began to play around with the template. With the help of friends and my husband, I learned a *few* tricks to turn a blog into a personal place to call your own. Sooo... I have decided to try and dress up blogs for other people. I have made a couple for my friends, and they have seemed to like them.


This template that you see here now, is one that I designed. So for a giveaway, I will be giving away a "free" Dressy Blog Design. Go Here, to read all about it! :)

To win this giveaway, please comment on this post, and let me know what you have in mind for a blog design; after you have visited my blog design site. :)
Second Give Away: Two books of The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus. This book is sooo neat! Basically, it goes through the Bible Chronologically, explaining to the reader in easy to understand language what the Bible is actually all about.

There is a slight catch to this giveaway. First of all. You MUST promise me that you will read it. If you have no desire to read it then, please don't enter. The Second "catch" is that there will only be one giveaway. The winner will receive both books. One to keep (and read) and the other to give away to someone who is interested in what the Bible has to say. So you must promise not only to read it, but to give the other one away. To win, please leave a comment promising me you will read this book, and who you have in mind to give it away to.


You can enter both giveaways if you like. Just tell me in your comment. :) Also, I will try to sometime this week come to your party! :)

Thanks for coming to my party!! Have Fun visiting other blogs by going to http://www.fiveminutesformom.com

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27 comments:

Amy D said...

I love, love, love your new design! And what a way to kick it off... with a party! :)

I'll let the party-goers enter the giveaways (the book sounds great, but I can't read the ones I've got, lol!).

I know what you mean about quietness making you look snobby. I am the same way!

And finally, I love all you said about Jesus' sacrifice. Very well said. :)

MrsMomma said...

Great party post! I think I'll leave mine up until 5MfM gets theirs working. I wonder how long it will be??? Too much internet traffic probably caused problems. That's what I was thinking anyway.

Later!
H

Alyson said...

Love your blog design. I would love to win the design contest. My blog needs some serious help. I saw your blog design site, but the pics would not come up. I'm sure you would do a better job at picking out my design anyways.

Now on to the party!

JanMary said...

I have a blogger blog and would love to win a bloggy make-over. I love the All Dolled Up pink/black header.

Have a lovely Blog Party. Hope you can maybe drop in and say "Hi".

I am giving away a digi-scrap gift voucher, and also have a St Patricks Day giveaway coming soon too.

susan said...

Goodness knows I could use a blog makeover (heck I could use a differn type of makeover as well!)

Only problem is the pictures on your other blog are't coming up. :(

Nice to meet you!

Becoming Me said...

Beautiful blog. I love your header. I also loved how you introduced yourself and talked about your walk with Christ.

I would like to enter the book give away. I promise to read the book and give away the other copy to someone who will read it. Promise promise, pinky swear promise. :-)

Monica said...

I enjoyed reading your blog. I am more of a listener than a talker in real life, too! Your blog design is very pretty!! I would like to enter your contest for the book. Have a great week!!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

It is nice to meet you!

Your blog is beautiful!

Enjoy the party!

BrineS said...

WONDERFUL PARTY!!! Love the slide show!

Inviting you to party with me!

Win Chocolates:
http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Win a handmade pocket place mat:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Join me this month at A Cup of Joy for Missions Month:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Rosie said...

What a lovely blog! Hope you are enjoying the partying.

Alyssa said...

I was going to say I LOVE YOUR look and now I could win one wowweee what a great giveaway!
I would love something for one of my blogs, yes, I have several. I want it to reflect me and my style. You can see more on my mommy blog of my style. I'm a pink, red, and girly girl.

bleeding espresso said...

Hi there! Well I just redesigned my blog, but if I were lucky enough to win, could I pay-it-forward to a blogging friend?

Also, I'll be honest that I'm not a religious person; I was raised Catholic and am spiritual, though, and have always been interested in learning more about the Bible. I'd love to be considered for the second giveaway as well :)

And please come visit my party in sunny southern Italy when you get a chance:

Bleeding Espresso

Natalie said...

I'm just stopping by to say "hi" during your party. I wish I could say I'd read that book, but my stack of books is so tall right now that it would be ages before I'd get to it. But what a neat thing to give away! :)

Just another crazy family said...

Found you from the party! I would love to have a new blog design. I don't know what sort of design I would like. There area so many cute ones out there. My blog is just about me, my family, and my ramblings. If I won, we would have to discuss it. Anyway, looks like we share some of the same interests ... scrapbooking, reading the Bible and books about Jesus, and obviously blogging. Hope to talk to you soon!

Sprittibee said...

Pretty blog! :) Love it! Hope you win something cool!

Mrs. C said...

Love your new look! :)

The Downtown Boutique said...

You have a great blog! I too have dabbled in cake decorating. I took a class as a teenager at the USO in Okinawa, when my dad was stationed there in the 80's.

I hope that you can come over and visit The Downtown Boutique blog for our little party. We're even giving away gifts! (second post down)

Have a blessed day!
Angie

shawana martin said...

i love your page very beautiful keep up the good work and happy blogging

TJ said...

I would love a blog design, and I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one that couldn't see the photos.

The books would also be wonderful! I would definitely read one, and I think my secret prayer partner would enjoy the other!

I will be have a celebration and giveaway on Thursday!

TJ said...

Oops I forgot to say how much I love the new blog design! You did great.

Natalie said...

well, yourr blog does look great but as others said, the pics on the other site would not load. i would love to enter both giveaways! my blog could use some help and well, the book looks great. i am going to bookmark this in case i don't win so i can order this book for myself. i would give the other one to my neighbor who just asked Jesus into her heart a couple of weeks ago!

Terri H said...

I admit, I'm game for either drawing. I love your blog design, and I'd love to get my nose into that book.

Have a great time in the party!

Debz said...

Love your video! Great post! Hope your enjoying the party! I’ve been meeting tons of new people! Hope to try to visit at least half of them before Friday! You never know when you may meet a forever friend. Pop by for a visit if you get a chance! Enjoy your day!

momof5hix said...

I am new to blogging. I love your new design. I also have read Stranger on the Road to Emmaus and have used it as a witnessing tool.

Butterbean said...

I'd love a new design! I'm relatively new to blogging as well! Thanks for hosting a giveaway! Come visit!

Theresa N. said...

Great party, you have abeautiful web site. Please enter my name for"The Stranger on th Road to Emmaus".
Theresa N.
weceno@yahoo.com

Uniquely Yours said...

I would like to win a custom blog design. I don't really have anything in mind, but if you look at my site I'm sure something will come to you. Make sure you visit me at my blog.

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